Mitchell & Ness are bringing back the legend Michael Jordan jersey No. 45, Jordan ended his year-plus long first retirement on March 18, 1995, back in the days before social media. He played the very next night in Indiana, finishing with 19 points, six rebounds and six a.ssists. Not bad for a former minor-league baseball player. Upon his return—with 23 having already been retired—Jordan wore No. 45, his older brother’s number, the same number he wore with the Birmingham Barons.
Mitchell & Ness Nostalgia Company will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the most celebrated return in NBA history by re-issuing that No. 45 Bulls road jersey for the first time. Mitchell & Ness has been releasing select Jordan jerseys since Spring 2014, and can do so through Fall/Holiday 2016. Which means, just like when Jordan took the floor wearing the 4-5, there’s plenty more to come.
The jersey will retail for $300, and be available at the Mitchell & Ness flagship store in Philadelphia, arena shops in Chicago and Charlotte, the NBA Store in NYC, the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., as well as on NBAstore.com.